Are you waking up exhausted every morning? Dragging yourself through your day?

Have you been struggling with sexual dysfunction, or a low libido?

If so, you may be dealing with a hormonal imbalance.

Mahaya Health offers natural solutions for hormonal imbalances which may help you address your health concerns.

Read on to find out more.


What Are Hormones?

Your body is a harmonious machine, with each gland, each organ, each cell playing its own role in the delicate dance that keeps you going.

While each organ and gland has its own job to do, something needs to tell it how to do its job. That’s where hormones come in.

If your bloodstream is the highway of your body, hormones are the messengers that travel along it. The glands and organs in your endocrine system will secrete the appropriate amount of hormones into your bloodstream. Those hormones will travel to wherever they’re needed, stimulating the various parts of your body to act at the rate you need.

Your body uses many different hormones. Some have names you might recognize, like estrogen, testosterone, adrenaline, insulin, and melatonin. However, the body secretes 50 or so different hormones.

Your hormones control, among other things, your:

  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Appetite
  • Digestion
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Metabolism
  • Pain regulation
  • Sexual function
  • Energy levels
  • Ability to handle stress

If your hormones are imbalanced, it can lead to issues related to any one of the above, and more. Read on to learn more about the different hormonal issues we can help with at Mahaya Health.

Natural Solutions For Thyroid Disorders

Your thyroid is a small gland located in the front of your neck, just above your collarbone. It wraps around your throat in a butterfly-like shape.

It’s a small gland – the average healthy thyroid weighs just 25 grams – but it can have a significant impact on your health.

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is a condition where your thyroid produces more of the hormone thyroxine than it ought to.

The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Graves’ disease, an autoimmune condition where your immune system produces antibodies that stimulate your thyroid to overproduce hormones. However, there are other causes, including Plummer’s disease and thyroiditis.

The symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:

  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Insomnia
  • Increased appetite
  • More frequent bowel movements
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Sweating, especially in the palms
  • Trembling hands
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Increased sensitivity to heat
  • Swelling at the base of your neck (goiter)
  • Thinning or brittle hair and skin

If left untreated, hyperthyroidism can lead to a condition known as thyroid storm. During a thyroid storm event, your heart rate, body temperature, and blood pressure skyrocket. If this happens, go to your nearest emergency room immediately. Thyroid storm can be fatal without medical intervention.

While there is no known cure currently for hyperthyroidism, there are natural treatments which may help you control your symptoms and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Through naturopathy, osteopathic manual therapy, massage therapy, and more, the practitioners at Mahaya Health can offer a variety of treatments for your hyperthyroidism. To find out more about natural solutions for thyroid health, contact us today.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition where your thyroid is underactive.

The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition where your immune system directly attacks the tissue of your thyroid gland. It can also be caused by, among other things, certain medications, a congenital thyroid defect, or a surgery that removed part or all of your thyroid.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Unexpected weight gain
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Thinning hair
  • Hoarseness
  • Aches and tenderness in your muscles and joints
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Decreased heart rate
  • Difficulty remembering
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Depression
  • Elevated cholesterol levels
  • Tender and puffy face
  • Decreased libido
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Enlarged thyroid (goiter)

Hypothyroidism can be a difficult condition to live with. You may wake up in the morning feeling exhausted without really understanding why. More than this, though, if left untreated, hypothyroidism may become a serious health condition.

But while there is currently no known cure for hypothyroidism, the team at Mahaya Health can help you manage your symptoms.

By uncovering and addressing the root cause of your hypothyroidism, we offer services to deal with your symptoms and in many cases bring your thyroid back into balance.

Contact Mahaya Health to find out more.

Natural Solutions For Adrenal Fatigue

Do you wake up in the morning feeling exhausted, even after a full night’s sleep?

Are you walking through the day feeling both tired and wired at the same time?

Does it seem like you’re getting sick more often than you used to?

If so, you might be experiencing adrenal fatigue.

Adrenal fatigue is a condition where your adrenal glands underperform, not producing enough hormones. In general, if you’re not specifically “sick”, but you still feel generally “unwell”, that’s a good sign you may have adrenal fatigue.

Symptoms include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Difficulty remembering
  • Difficulty balancing (dizziness)
  • Decreased ability to handle stress
  • Weakened immune system
  • Cravings for salt
  • Dry hair and skin
  • Dark circles under your eyes
  • Unexpected weight gain
  • Respiratory difficulties
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low blood sugar
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Pain in your joints or lower back

The team at Mahaya Health can help you uncover the root cause of your adrenal fatigue and provide treatments designed to bring your adrenal glands back into balance. You’ll also find treatments designed to relieve your symptoms temporarily while we address the root cause.

Contact Mahaya Health today to find out how we can help.

Other Hormonal Disorders

There are a wide range of other hormonal conditions which may affect you. Here at Mahaya Health, we offer natural solutions for the following conditions:

  • Diabetes (type 1 and 2)
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Obesity
  • Addison’s disease
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Pituitary disorders
  • PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)

Hormonal conditions take many different forms. They can range from minor inconveniences to life-threatening events. Whatever form they take, however, they all hold you back from achieving a state of optimal health.

Our team of multidisciplinary healthcare practitioners offers a variety of solutions for all types of hormonal disorders.

If you don’t see your condition listed above, contact us for more information. If we can’t provide treatment we’ll refer you to someone who can. 

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